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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Badland Warriors: Marines by Marteeka Karland and Shara Azod

Badland Warriors: Marines by Marteeka Karland and Shara Azod
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (55 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Mistletoe

In the Badlands, there are dangers too numerous to count and beings as fascinating as they are deadly.

Michael, Alec and Vic are on a mission to rescue little Juliette's mother, the Warrior they are convinced is their mate. It will take the help of many Warriors and Mutants to get them across the Badlands to the Great Abandoned City in the East. Most women wouldn't stand up to the pressure. Fortunately, Evandra isn't most women. She can take anything the Badlands -- or her Marines -- can dish out.

And follow it up with plenty of her own.

This story brings us back to the Badlands. Michael, Alec and Vic are Marines who need to find their mate. She has been held against her will for years by the government yet she never gives up fighting for her freedom. Somehow she has made a connection with the daughter that she never even got to see. Juliette has longed to meet her mother in person and when she meets the three Marines, she knows that they are the men who can rescue her mother but so much unknown danger lies between them and happiness. Can the three men survive the Badlands and save their mate before it is to late?

I really am intrigued by the world of the Badlands. From all the different species to the evil government, all these things pull me into the story right from the start. Michael, Alec and Vic are each strong men and special in their own way. Watching them begin to understand their mate and begin a relationship with her was a nice read. Evandra may be their mate but that does not mean she is a push over. She is just as much a fighter as her men. I enjoyed watching the men and Evandra finding just how everything worked with each other and begin their relationship. There is so much give and take between them all. Even though the men always want to protect their mate they learn to let her take care of herself at times and she in turn learns to give as well. Seeing them all interact with Juliette was great read as well. I love the little girl.  She endeared herself to me when we first met her and continues to do so in this book.

Even though I fell in love with Juliette I found this story lacking something for me. I did not find myself as engrossed in the story as previous books in this series. Although I did not connect to these characters as intensely as I did the past ones I still enjoyed this book. Not only do we get a hot read with this book but it also gives us a wonderful storyline to entertain us. Once again we get to meet many more creatures that live in the Badlands and I'm such a fan of the series that I hope that we get to see them all get their stories told.

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